A DETERMINED group of friends were out in force for Sian O’Callaghan last night.

More than 20 people, including close friends and friends of friends patrolled the streets of Old Town handing out posters appealing for any information on her whereabouts.

Sarah Hambidge, who used to work with Sian, organised the leaflet drop through Facebook and the group left the Spot bar in Godwin Court at 6.15pm.

One close friend, who asked not to be named, said: “She was so lovely – if you didn’t know her through going out then you knew her through other people. She was just someone everybody liked.”

Zoe Cook, who is a friend of Sian’s boyfriend Kevin Reape, said she had had a similar situation happen to her and Sian’s disappearance struck a chord with her.

“It’s so scary because me and my friends go out in town and I had a similar thing happen to me,” said the 20-year-old.

Her boyfriend Paul Rivett, 23, added: “It turned out to be innocent because her phone ran out of battery but it was horrible. You don’t want to do nothing but there is nothing much you can do.”

Joanna Locke, 28, of Purton, who also visited Savernake yesterday, said: “I’m here to help because you just feel so useless sat there doing nothing.”

Kayleigh Nangle, 20, of Stratton said: “I think it’s so scary – I’m actually a bit scared of going out in town now.”